The Giant List of Sketchbook Ideas

SK 1  Draw the inside of your closet
SK 2  Draw the contents of your desk drawer
SK 3  Just before your room is cleaned, draw it
SK 4 Inside of your refrigerator
SK 5 Inside your garage
SK 6  Draw your dad’s work table
SK 7  Before the dishes are washed, draw them
SK 8 a pile of laundry waiting to get washed
SK 9 yourself in a mirror
SK 10 your brother/sister doing an activity, such as playing video games
SK 11 your friend, or an enemy
SK 12 yourself your toenails
SK 13 your hand holding an object that is important to you.
SK 14 your bird, cat, dog, fish, snake, leopard, lobster doing something strange
SK 15 what is in the rear-view mirror of your car
SK 16 a dead bird in a beautiful landscape
SK 17 a flower growing next to a turned over garbage can
SK 18  raw chicken parts; cooked parts; after eaten parts
SK 19 a piece of cake and make it look delicious
SK 20 eggs in the shell, scrambled, then over easy
SK 21 one popcorn kernel popping, draw an opened bag of popcorn
SK 22 a raw steak, steak bones
SK 23 moving water, still water
SK 24 a clear glass full of ice cubes
SK 25 an object when looking through a tube or a microscope
SK 26 an object seen through glass (how does the glass make a difference)
SK 27 something floating, like a boat or a beach ball
SK 28 a dark object in a light environment
SK 29 a light object in a dark environment
SK 30  Lie on the floor, draw what is eye level
SK 31  Dig a hole, put an object in the hole, then draw the object and the hole—pay attention to shadows.
SK 32  Fill in the hole, partially cover up the object, draw it emerging from the ground.
SK 33  Find a quiet place in a crowd, draw the crowd
SK 34  Find a quiet place, draw the quiet
SK 35  Find a noisy place, draw noise
SK 36  On the school bus, draw your friends on the way to school, draw your friends on the way home Is there a difference?
SK 37  Shine a light through an open structure such as a woven basket, draw the cast shadow
SK 38 an object that is lit by the light coming through mini blinds
SK 39  a portrait that is lit by the light coming through mini blinds
SK 40 an object that is lit by a candle
SK 41 a figure that is lit by a candle
SK 42 your sister/brother by the light cast by the TV or computer screen
SK 43 your father/mother by the light cast from the TV or computer screen
SK 44 an apple, pear, banana…
SK 45 a partially eaten apple, banana, pear…
SK 46  Draw a scoop of ice cream, pay attention to texture and highlights.
SK 47  Tighten a C clamp on an unexpected object (like a banana) and draw it.
SK 48 Draw an object with a distinctive shape that is tightly wrapped in aluminum foil or plastic wrap or string.
SK 49  Copy the Mona Lisa.












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SK 51  Make changes the Mona Lisa to suit your art teacher
SK 52  Put Mona Lisa in a contemporary setting
SK 53  Copy any work of art older than you, then remake work of art in your way.
SK 54  Create a work of art that says something about the environment
SK 55  Create a work of art that says something about the world situation
SK 56 Create a drawing that is pure propaganda about any issue you feel strongly about. Look up the definition of propaganda.
SK 57  something is totally truthful.
SK 58 something that is a lie.
SK 59 A photo from another country
SK 60  What Animals dream when they sleep
SK 61 If I Could Fly
SK 62 A detailed drawing cheeseburger with all the fixings.
SK 63 a scene from a Video Game
SK 64 a scene from A Garden
SK 65 The Planet Zorb
SK 66 Under The Big Top
SK 67 The Biggest Ice Cream Sundae In The World
SK 68 Things With Wings
SK 69 A day in the Life Of A Bee
SK 70 Deep, Deep In The Ocean
SK 71 I’m Having A Bad Hair Day
SK 72 Cakes, Cookies, And Pies in a bakery window
SK 73 Clown School
SK 74 Inside of a space ship
SK 75 Look! I Found A Treasure Chest!
SK 76 My Very Own Starry, Starry Night
SK 77 An encounter with a Dragon
SK 78 The Best Day Of My Life
SK 79 Lions, & Tigers, & Bears Oh, My!
SK 80 In A Crowded Elevator
SK 81 A Kite Flying Contest
SK 82 King Askobar And His Castle
SK 83 Inside My Stomach After Lunch
SK 84 The Tooth Fairy
SK 85 Princess Peony And Her Pet Frog Herman
SK 86 A Map Of My Neighborhood
SK 87 A treasure map
SK 88 a map of the school, with “real labels”
SK 89 A Tree Is Home To Many Things
SK 90 The Winner Of A Dog Show
SK 91 A costume contest
SK 92 Things We Use In Art Class
SK 93 Alternative uses for things we use in Art Class
SK 94 My Trip To Outer Space
SK 95 If I Had Million Dollars
SK 96 At The Elephant And Donkey’s Wedding
SK 97 Introducing The Newest Pokemon
SK 98 A Class Trip To The Park
SK 99  A creativity Factory
SK 100  Make a drawing that is completely impossible
SK 101  Draw a portrait inside out
SK 102  Draw an apple, pear, banana inside out
SK 103  Look out your bedroom window, draw what you see
SK 104  Look out your bedroom window, draw what you would like to see
SK 105  Draw an apple, pear, banana that is wrapped in an apple, pear, banana
SK 106  Draw a form fitting case made of steel that would fit an apple, pear, banana
SK 107  Draw two squares of a sidewalk and make it look interesting
SK 108  Make a detailed drawing of five square inches of grass
SK 109  Make a detailed drawing of five square inches of hair
SK 110  Make a detailed drawing of five square inches of  feathers
SK 111  Make a detailed drawing of five square inches of a dollar bills
SK 112   Draw an insect under a magnifying glass
SK 113  Rearrange, redesign the insect
SK 114  Draw a portrait of your best friend as an insect
SK 115  Draw a self portrait of you as a beautiful insect
SK 116  Draw a family insect portrait
SK 117  Crumple a magazine ad, draw it
SK 118  Crumple a photograph, draw it
SK 119  Crumple a drawing, redraw it crumpled
SK 120  Cut out a photo into small pieces, rearrange the photo in some other order, draw it
SK 121 yourself dressed in clothing from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, or 80’s
SK 122 your birthday wish list
SK 123 an illuminated letter for your best friend
SK 124 yourself in the style of your favorite artist
SK 125 your “dream car”
SK 126 a “fantasy” house
SK 127 a bubble and all its whirly reflective surface
SK 128 a close up and enlarged leaf
SK 129 the sky
SK 130 a mirror and all it reflects
SK 131 A different reflective surface and all it reflects (such as a bumper, water, spoon, glasses)
SK 132 your favorite animal with a human face
SK 133 yourself as a robot
SK 134 your favorite song
SK 135 your favorite photgraph
SK 136 favorite person (from life)
SK 137 What Frankenstein Wears For Halloween
SK 138  My Greatest Fear
SK 139  Things That Float
SK 140 Things With Wheels
SK 141 a pet drawn from a photo
SK 142 a pet drawn from life
SK 143  A creature emerging from an egg
SK 144  An egg yoke falling out of a cracked egg
SK 145 Alien Bugs
SK 146 At The Beach
SK 147 My Dream Car
SK 148 What I See Out My Bedroom Window
SK 149 I Am Screaming














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SK 151 If I Lived In The Jungle
SK 152 If I Ran The Zoo
SK 153  When I Close My Eyes
SK 154  A Bird’s Eye View
SK 155 What My Dog Dreams
SK 156 I’m A Famous Rock Star
SK 157  Illustrate a famous saying/quotation
SK 158 yourself in a specific mood, try to communicate that mood in any way possible
SK 159 things with a flavor
SK 160  your greatest fear
SK 161 things that close
SK 162  Illustrate “the way things were”
SK 163 the world from the point of view of a frog/toad
SK 164 your own game board
SK 165 a “how to” poster
SK 166  Draw yourself with wings
SK 167 a comic strip with your own characters
SK 168 your dream room
SK 169  Design an advertisement for yourself
SK 170  Design a new license plate for the State of your choice
SK 171  Illustrate words such as up, upside down, apart, crazy, sane
SK 172  Design new methods of transportation
SK 173  Design an ad for your favorite music
SK 174  Design a new map
SK 175  Create an imaginary alphabet
SK 176 things that come from eggs
SK 177  Design a costume
SK 178 old-fashioned puppets
SK 179  Illustrate: If you were the tallest person in the world
SK 180 a lost dog poster
SK 181 the trail of an imaginary insect
SK 182 What it would look like around you if you were the last person on earth
SK 183 drawing that oozes
SK 184 drawing of a mechanical structure or machine
SK 185  a machine that oozes
SK 186  Make a drawing of a machine so that the parts are sticky
SK 187 a famous Bridge
SK 188 a famous bridge over a small body of water such as a bathtub
SK 189 a chair
SK 190  Draw the concept of the uses of a chair (sitting) without the chair
SK 191 a table
SK 192 Draw the concept of the uses of a table (eating, playing cards) without the table.
SK 193  Make a drawing that illustrates the phrase “I have come to a juncture in my life.” Look up the definition of the word juncture.
SK 194  Make a drawing that illustrates the phrase “There is an insufficiency of intellect”
SK 195  Make a careful drawing that illustrates the word “Haste”
SK 196  Draw the imaginary skeleton of an apple, pear, banana or other object that obviously doesn’t have a skeleton.
SK 197  Draw a portrait of you and your friends as cards; the queen, king, and jack of spades
SK 198  Make a drawing of all your drawing materials
SK 199  Make a drawing while at McDonalds
SK 200 Draw a mysterious doorway or staircase
SK 201 a creativity factory

SK 202. Draw a map from wherever you are to where you want to be.

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